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Breitbart: A new force in the Trump era?

Already there have been indications that Stephen Bannon’s former organization might enjoy something akin to most-favored media status.

Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California

The San Joaquin River was reaching flood stage, and residents of Manteca were told to be ready to leave.

Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country

The efforts of the Kentucky state senator have so far been thwarted by the cultural legacy of tobacco.

Robbery suspect killed after pointing weapon at police

Authorities say the man pointed a black firearm toward the officers, who fired at him.

John McCain says free press is essential to democracy

The veteran senator cautioned about efforts to muzzle the media, saying “that’s how dictators get started.”

Man in photos is suspect in Indiana girls’ deaths

The man was photographed walking along a northern Indiana trail system around the time two teenage girls were dropped off.

Maine’s Susan Collins unafraid to oppose President Trump

The US senator has shown she’s unafraid of speaking out against her party’s standard-bearer.

Trump steps up search for a national security adviser

The president’s team pushed back against depictions of a young administration in disarray.

SpaceX launches rocket from historic moon pad

A SpaceX rocket soared Sunday from NASA’s moonshot pad, the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings a half-century ago.

Times Square rally protests Trump immigration policies

Over a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Trump’s immigration policies.

Priebus says no known Trump-related contacts with Russian agents

Reince Priebus said the president is not aware of any contacts between his associates and Russian agents during the election.

Fact-check: What Trump got wrong at his rally

“We are here today to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” he said. But the president then offered several misleading claims.

Lawmakers lay into Trump for characterizing media as ‘the enemy’

A free and at times adversarial press is essential “if you want to preserve democracy,” Republican Senator John McCain said.

Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults

President Trump appeared at a campaign rally Saturday that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day.

Trump considers 4 candidates to replace the ousted Flynn

As he seeks to get his struggling administration back on track, President Trump was holding meetings in Florida.

China suspends North Korean coal imports, striking at regime's financial lifeline

Coal is North Korea’s largest export item, and also China’s greatest point of leverage over the regime.

At Trump’s southern White House, wealthy guests pay, play

Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s members-only Palm Beach, Fla., club, has been transformed into the part-time capital of US government.

Watch: Trump speaks in Fla.

President Trump is speaking at a rally in Melbourne, Fla.

NBA warns Texas over proposed ‘bathroom bill’

The league said the state could be overlooked for future events because of the bill targeting transgender people.

Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps after Pearl Harbor.

Going home, Republicans step into tough questions

At events across the country, lawmakers have strained to quell the boiling anger at President Trump.

Sanctuary denied for immigrants living illegally in Miami area

County commissioners in Miami-Dade voted to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

Blind cleric convicted for plotting terror in US in 1990s dies in prison

Omar Abdel-Rahman died in a federal prison where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78.

2 dead as torrents of rain slam Southern California

A huge Pacific storm parked itself over the region, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least two people.

Norma McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dies at 69

McCorvey sought an abortion in Texas in 1969, leading to the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.

SpaceX launch at historic NASA moon pad is delayed at last second

Last-minute rocket trouble forced the unmanned SpaceX on Saturday to delay its inaugural launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

McCain slams Trump in Munich speech without using his name

Republican Sen. John McCain delivered a withering critique of President Donald Trump in a speech Friday.

Who is Sebastian Gorka? A primer on the Trump adviser

Sebastian Gorka has been an increasingly visible defender of the Trump administration.

A Jewish reporter got to ask Trump a question. It didn’t go well.

Jake Turx is a newly minted White House correspondent for a publication that has never before had a seat in the White House press corps.

DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

Administration officials said the proposal, which called for mobilizing up to 100,000 troops in 11 states, was rejected.

CDC temporarily halts work at biosafety labs because of air hose concerns

About 100 employees have worked in the labs, at CDC’s Atlanta headquarters, since 2008 when the air hoses were introduced.

Army formally ends study of disputed pipeline crossing

The Army on Friday formally ended further environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline’s disputed crossing beneath a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota.

Columbia University accidentally sends acceptance notices

Columbia University says it’s strengthening its procedures after it had to recall 277 acceptance letters sent out by mistake.

The White House is considering firing this guy, but it’s complicated

Richard Cordray is the federal watchdog with the biggest target on his back in President Trump’s Washington.

Trump raps media anew

President Donald Trump is continuing his attacks on the news media.

So, how good is the White House meatloaf?

If the White House is following the same recipe as an undated version from the National Archives, there’s nothing fancy about it.

Live: Trump speaks

President Trump is visiting Boeing’s facility in North Charleston, S.C., for the unveiling of its new Dreamliner aircraft.

Trump reportedly weighing use of National Guard

The White House swiftly denied the report that the president is considering mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants.

Trump Today: President sticks to familiar promises at Boeing

“America is going to start winning again, winning like never, ever before,” he said in South Carolina.

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ - at taxpayer expense

Barely a month into the Trump presidency, the lifestyle of America’s new first family is straining security officials.

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense

Barely a month into the Trump presidency, the lifestyle of America’s new first family is straining security officials.

Future is unclear for Trump administration review of intelligence agencies

CIA director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the agency is providing President Donald Trump with the best intelligence it can, disputing reports that the spy community is withholding information from the commander in chief.

Trump team sends mixed signals on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Two of the president’s leading advisers said they’d be happy if the long-frustrated “two-state solution” could still be reached.

After four weeks on the job, Trump to hold a campaign rally Saturday in Florida

President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally Saturday in politically strategic Florida — 1,354 days before the 2020 election.

FBI: White supremacist talked of Dylann Roof-type attack

A white supremacist with felony convictions in South Carolina bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent, telling the agent he planned an attack in “the spirit of Dylann Roof,” authorities said Thursday.

The biggest beneficiaries of the government safety net: working-class whites

Government assistance and tax credits lifted 6.2 million working-class whites out of poverty in 2014, more than any other racial or ethnic demographic.

Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case

Tthe court held that floral arrangements do not constitute protected free speech, and providing flowers to a same-sex wedding would not endorse same-sex marriage.

House GOP discusses Obamacare replacement ideas — but does not call them a plan

According to numerous members and aides, the House leaders laid out elements of a replacement plan, but did not detail how those elements would fit together or get passed into law.

Al Gore hosts climate and health conference in Atlanta

Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday that more attention must be paid to the dangerous health consequences of climate change, and he called on scientists, health officials and health care providers to work together to find solutions to the crisis.

Black lawmakers dismayed by Trump’s invite to black reporter

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus expressed bafflement and dismay Thursday after President Donald Trump asked a black reporter to set up a meeting with them.